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Dr. John Newman
BSc(Eng), ACGI, DIC, PhD, MICT, CEng, MIStructE, FICE
John Newman graduated in Civil Engineering from Imperial College and joined contractors Richard Costain Ltd where he obtained experience in the design of concrete structures, with particular reference to the manufacture and use of precast reinforced and prestressed components and as an engineer on sites in the UK and Middle East. He then joined RHH Stanger Laboratories and was responsible for carrying out materials and product testing and structural site investigations.
He started his academic career at Imperial College, London, as a Research Assistant where he initiated a programme of research into the behaviour of concrete under multiaxial states of stress. Later he was appointed Reader in Concrete Structures and was Head of the Concrete Structures Section for 13 years. Prior to retirement in 2003, he was Director of Postgraduate Studies.
He has supervised programmes of research sponsored by CIRIA, EPSRC, NATO, UNO, MoD, DRA/DERA, WRc, etc. and Industry to study the behaviour of concrete under complex stress states, fracture processes in concrete, dynamic behaviour of concrete and soils under explosion and impact, the durability of concretes under marine, maritime and other environments, concrete pipeline technology, the development of special concretes and components, computer-aided learning programs and the use of waste materials for the production of construction materials.
He has authored papers on these and related subjects. As a founding Partner with a materials consulting organisation and a Director of STATS Limited, he was concerned with a wide variety of problems regarding the development, acceptance and quality control testing of building materials and components, the design of instrumentation systems for monitoring the performance of structures under service conditions and investigations into the integrity of buildings and structures. He has been responsible for developing and implementing Quality Assurance and Third Party Accreditation schemes and has also acted as an expert witness. He has also served on many professional committees and is past Secretary-General of the Association of Independent Testing Laboratories which was absorbed into the British Measurement and Testing Association. He was a Director of Nustone Ltd, an Entrust Environmental Body, promoting and managing research into the production of construction materials from wastes. He is a Director of Teaching and Learning Enterprises Ltd. He is a past President of the Concrete Society.
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